[mythtv-users] Record, flag commercials, then move to NAS

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Fri Feb 10 21:52:47 UTC 2012

On 11/02/2012 7:03 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 02/10/2012 02:37 PM, Pieter De Wit wrote:
>> On 11/02/2012 08:27, Marco Quezada wrote:
>>> I have a small setup comprised of a combined backend/frontend using a
>>> HDHR tuner and directly connected to my TV. This machine mounts
>>> through NFS its mythTV storage directories on a small NAS machine. So
>>> when a show is recorded mythTV writes it directly to the NAS. However,
>>> once the recording ends, then the commercial flagging task begins and
>>> that means that the BE/FE has to read the video back through the
>>> network, do the flagging and write back to the NAS.
>>> What I would like instead is to have mythTV record locally on the
>>> BE/FE machine and do its commercial flagging locally, then once the
>>> task is complete the flagged recording should be moved to the NAS for
>>> storage thus minimizing the amount of times the recordings are moved
>>> across the network. I thought that a user job that includes flagging
>>> the commercials and then moving the recording is a way to solve this
>>> but I am not sure how to update the data base so that myth can find
>>> the recording in its new location after it has been moved.
>>> Does anyone have a script or can suggest a setting that can help me
>>> accomplish this?
>> Hey Marco,
>> See my script that I posted to the list:
>> http://www.mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2012-January/325763.html
>> You could use that and reduce the number of days to 1 (or 2 as 1 is
>> untested :) )
> Marco and Pieter,
> There are no DB updates required.  You should just set up MythTV such
> that you have a Storage Group (say, Default) with one or more local
> directories and set up your recording rules to record to that Storage
> Group.  Have another Storage Group (say, Archived) which contains only
> your NFS-mounted directories and do not ever choose that Storage Group
> for any recording rules.
> Whenever you desire, simply move a recording to one of the directories
> in the Archived Storage Group.  There is no need to change anything in
> the database (and, really, there's no benefit to doing so--only a danger
> of breaking something).  MythTV will still find the file, because
> Storage Groups were designed  to allow any local movement of recordings
> (within directories of a single Storage Group or even between Storage
> Groups with no overlapping directories).
> Mike
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And the move could simply be done via a UserJob, which is run after the 
Commercial Flagging.
Something like,

mv %DIR%/%FILE% /pathto/new/location

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